What We Do
How do we make a difference?
Everywhere we go, we...
ENGAGE - young people in healthy relationships;
EQUIP - them with skills to live a balanced life - physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually;
EMPOWER - them to become committed to community engagement, social involvement, and sharing the love of Jesus with those around them.
We create environments where every young person feels welcome and valued.
We meet local youth on their turf, we build healthy relationships with them in a variety of ways, we provide access to free programs, we invite them to our clubs, we connect through groups and individual appointments, and we invite them to participate in fun events, and go on trips that they'll always remember!
Our free educational and outreach programs are inclusive and accessible to all children and youth throughout Kitsap & North Mason Counties. We provide an environment for positive youth development thereby enabling these students to reach their full potential in life. There are three main programs under the umbrella of West Sound YFC: Campus Life, Juvenile Justice, and Parent Life.
These programs are led by trained staff leaders and empowered by teams of volunteers. We work together to build authentic Christ-sharing relationships with at least 2000 local young people every year!
The Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life and positively impact their schools. Campus Life seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found.
Since 1965, Campus Life’s ultimate mission is to mobilize Christian adults and teens so that every high school student experiences the kind of significant Christ-revealing relationship that helps them become a life long follower of Jesus Christ.
JJM meets youth inside the Kitsap County Juvenile Center, building relationships that will continue throughout their lives. Our chaplains connect with youth inside the center by listening to their story and offering hope. We provide resources and support to change their perspective and encourage better life choices going forward.
Every day in Kitsap County there are 300 kids on court ordered community supervision, and some of them are actively incarcerated. The sad fact is, that for many of these young people, the detention center is the only place they feel safe, have reliable meals, are sober, or are not constantly verbally abused. It is also a place of deep despair for many, and a place where they have the time to think about their lives with a clear mind and an open heart. It is during this time that they are most open to hearing about the hope found in Jesus.
Parent Life reaches expectant and parenting teens through intentional relationships by utilizing a strength-based, holistic ministry. We educate and empower young parents to make better choices during and after pregnancy, resulting in healthier families who break the cycle.
In Kitsap County, 1 in every 22 girls ages 15 - 19 will get pregnant this year. Of the babies born to teen parents, 83% will end up becoming a teen parent themselves unless something is done.
YFC is standing in the gap with these expecting and parenting teens. We believe the cycle can be changed...we believe these lives can be transformed. Will you join us in sharing God's love with these young people?